Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The 4th



Ellie had a really fun 1st 4th of July. We went to church that morning then hung out around the house while she got a short nap in (none of her naps these days seem to last more than 45 minutes...) Then we headed to the pool for the afternoon. It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine. We then headed home to cook out- everyone got to pick one thing for the menu. And, Kelly and I LOVE to cook so, we would make anything. Kelly grilled corn, blue cheese cilantro burgers (those two actually went really good together), I made a pineapple casserole- for Drew, (If you've never had that you have GOT to try it... even if you don't like pineapple!), and homemade strawberry shortcake, and, well guess who picked the Kraft macaroni and cheese... Yep, your right, Eric, mind you he went crazy and made 2 boxes. He makes me smile. He has branched out in his food ventures SO much since I met him, but it really used to bug me that he would pick "boxed" stuff instead of wanting homemade. Anyway, I'm over it and am proud of how far he's come :) During dinner, since it was the 4th and all, we played a little US History trivia- Eric, being the teacher and all was the question maker. Well, we decided to skip going to the fireworks because Ellie was pretty tired. So, we stood out in the street and saw some. It was a really fun, laid back day. One of the (many) things that I love about having Ellie is that she really helps us to slow down and enjoy the simple life. Well, we head out tomorrow to go to California to visit some of our dear B'ham friends and go to one of Eric's HS friends wedding. We are SUPER excited. Say a prayer for us- especially for our l-o-n-g travel days with Ellie!!! See you soon!



















4 comments:

Ellen said...

You are coming TOMORROW and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!

Matt and Kristen said...

Sweet pictures!! Look at that guy jumping off the diving board!! Hope you guys have a great trip!!

Juley said...

What a fun post! Ellie looks so cute in her 4th of July outfit! Have a great time on your trip! Love you guys!

Lauren Kelly said...

Ya’ll are just all over the place. Have a great trip. Ellie’s eyes are just stunning in these pictures!!! Just one big sea of blue!!! :)